Madonna della Catena

Photo by Michael Kleen

A statue of Holy Mary of “the Chains” (della Catena), who according to legend broke the chains of three wrongly condemned prisoners in Palermo in 1390. The chains were later found in the church of Santa Maria del Porto. This statue is in Assumption Cemetery in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

Madonna della Catena

Author: Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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